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Phosphorus Basics

Almost every season we see fields of young purple corn in the spring.  This purpling can often an early season Phosphorus (P) deficiency caused by cool weather. However, it is always a good reminder of P management. Phosphorus management can be difficult to manage due to its high affinity for fixation with soil particles. 80 to […]

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Potassium Basics

Potassium (K) is an essential plant macronutrient taken up in large quantities, like nitrogen. In plants K does not become part of complex organic molecules. It moves as a free ion and performs many functions. Plants that are supplied with adequate K are better able to withstand stress, insect damage, and many plant diseases compared […]

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Corn Scouting Update

Recently, we dug roots to check on the effectiveness of a Triton fertilizer additive plus water in-furrow treatment for a field in Clark County. This corn was planted April 19th and the photos were taken on May 10. As you can see, there  is a noticeable increase in the quantity of root hairs on the […]

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Scout your wheat now for diseases and growth stage.

Now is the time to scout your wheat fields to check for diseases. Some areas of Ohio are reporting Powdery Mildew. You also want to stage your crop in order to properly time your flagleaf and heading applications. Check out our latest scouting video. To finalize your application plans for wheat, contact myself or any […]

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